Ratman197 (10538) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 17, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Avery Sour Fest poured a clear dark brown with a lingering ring of tan foam. Aromas of carmel, butterscotch, leather, horseblanket and light fruittiness. Palate was light bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of carmel, cocoa, leather and horseblanket with a smooth dry lingering cocoa finish.
oOJUXEOo (302) - Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Local 44. First glance it looks like a stout or porter. Has a tan head, rich brown in color below that. Aroma is wine, brett, fruit. Taste is sour of course with some light toasted malt shining through. Very nice beer.
Capa (2139) - Transient., - JUN 10, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark with a tan head. Sour aroma with light roasted notes, vinous, and fruity. Mought has a nice sour bite. Flavor is mostly sour fruits, vinous, and mild roasted and cocoa note. Fun and tasty.
jethrodium (366) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUN 10, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Teresa’s. Pours a dark brown with a small tan head that sticks around for a bit. Not much lacing. It certainly looks like a porter. It certainly doesn’t smell like a porter though. Light brett funkiness, light cherry, some roasted notes, and a little bit of the red wine come through. Initial taste is a lacto tartness with a little bit of cherry. Some roasted notes from the base beer then come through as well as some of the red wine and oak. The finish has a decent tartness. Medium-light body. Medium-low carbonation. Pretty good beer overall. Certainly unique. I wouldn’t describe it as sour, but a tartness is present throughout.